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Magsgaz1's Edible Backyard

Joined: 06/08/09 Updated: 03/03/13 Frost: None
Location: Wooloowin, QLD, AU

About My Edible Backyard


Why Magsgaz1 Love's Edible Plants

We started creating our edible backyard in 2009 with the aim of being self sufficient in fruit, vege and eggs, just 10 minutes from the city (Brisbane). A year later we're almost there, just needing some more fruit production, which is just a matter of time.   We have 9 chooks in an area of 14m x 6m, they share this space with some of the fruit trees, namely 1 orange, the grapefruit and  lime, some pawpaws, the 2 mulberry and the custard apple.  The trees have wire netting around to prevent them from being excavated. We are members of the Brisbane Organic Growers Inc. (BOGI) who meet at Albion (Peace Hall) on the 1st Thurs. of each month.


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Fruit Tree Forum Contributions

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Citrus in pots3 - OK thanks I'll look out for one and taste it first, then plant the seeds if I like it...3245 days 8hrs
Citrus in pots3 - Just wondering where did you get the Key lime? I haven't seen them anywhere..3246 days 7hrs
My edibles report errors - Its OK I've now got it...3261 days 6hrs
My edibles report errors - I don't seem to be able to sign in..3261 days 8hrs
My edibles page - It would be good if we could rearrange the trees in 'My edibles'. we may want to group similar varieties near each other eg an apple next to the other apple etc...3261 days 9hrs

Raspberry - Heritage

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Update: 2202 days 11hrs

Comments: -

They are in a bed surrounded by concrete, so they can't escape. I have added another variety called Autumn Bliss.

Raspberries fruit on canes produced the previous season, which look exhausted when they have finished fruiting. Prune at ground level and tie in fresh, vigorous new canes, which will flower and fruit the following season. Remove dead or weak shoots anytime.
Keep mulch away from the base of stems. This reduces fungal diseases.
They benefit greatly from a sheltered site with shade from the afternoon sun.
Condition neutral or mildly alkaline soil by applying iron chelates during late winter. This also supplements iron.
At bud burst, apply two teaspoonfuls of Epsom salts and an equal amount of sulfate of potash to 4.5L of water, and water in around plants. This improves fruit flavour and disease resistance.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Pest Control:

we use netting for fruit fly. 

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Biloxi

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Update: 2202 days 11hrs

Comments: -

 

Planted: 2009

Height 200 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: gulfcoast

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba - small leaf

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Update: 2202 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Full sun to part shade. Frost tolerant to -3C when established but protect from frost when young. Water well to encourage maximum crop yield. Do not over fertilise, although a small amount of slow release/organic fertiliser or organic matter such as compost mulch is fine. Prefers acid soils.

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Mulberry - White Shahtoot

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Update: 3039 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Growing well in chook run.  They don't peck the leaves, but the roots are protected by wire mesh as they would scratch them up.

Fruiting Months April

Planted: 2009

Height 1.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

 


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Comments

daniel1 says... [3014 days 6hrs ago]
be careful during fruit season you dont wash many white items!

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Brazilian Cherry (Seedling)

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Update: 3039 days 5hrs

Comments: -

 Pick when very ripe.  They are a little sharp tasting like lemon but quite pleasant.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Peach - Angel Subtropical

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Update: 3039 days 5hrs

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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cherry guava (Seedling)

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Update: 3039 days 5hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No


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Feijoa - Mammoth (Grafted)

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Update: 3039 days 5hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Triumph

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Pineapple (Grafted)

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Update: 3039 days 5hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Peach - Tropic Beauty (Grafted)

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Update: 3039 days 5hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 3.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Custard Apple - Late Gold

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Update: 3224 days 5hrs

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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Asparagus - Mary Washington (Seedling)

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Update: 3230 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Looking fwd to harvesting shoots next spring.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Monstera - Fruit Salad Tree

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Update: 3230 days 7hrs

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun


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Pear - Packham (Grafted)

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Update: 3237 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Doing it tough in sweet potato patch

Planted: 2009

Height 1.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lemon Grass

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Update: 3237 days 5hrs

Growing: In a Pot


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Feijoa - Triumph (Grafted)

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Update: 3237 days 5hrs

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Mammoth


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sultana grapes (Grafted)

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Update: 3237 days 5hrs

Comments: -

 

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Pear - Bonza (Grafted)

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Update: 3243 days 5hrs

Comments: -

 

also struggling in sweet potato patch

Planted: 2009

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Papaya - Sri Lankan Red

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3243 days 8hrs

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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pawpaw yellow (Seedling)

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3243 days 8hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 14

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lime - Tahitian (Grafted)

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3243 days 8hrs

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Grumichama - Black

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3245 days 6hrs

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Panama Sweet Gold (G) (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3246 days 10hrs

Comments: -

 very happy with first crop

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2009

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Passionfruit - Black (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 3246 days 10hrs

Comments: -

This one forms an arch over the gate into chook run. It has a lot of fruit on it already, after only 1 year.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

 


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Curry Tree

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Update: 3246 days 11hrs

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Fig - Brown Turkey

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3246 days 11hrs

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Mulberry - Red Shahtoot

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Update: 3246 days 11hrs

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Pitaya - Pearl Dragon Fruit

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Update: 3246 days 16hrs

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Fuerte (B)

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3247 days 5hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Hass

Organic Status:Organic


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Grapefruit - Star Ruby (Grafted)

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Update: 3247 days 12hrs

Fruiting Months June, July, August

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Lanes Late (Grafted)

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3247 days 12hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

eco oil

Organic Status:Organic


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Custard Apple - African Pride (Grafted)

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3247 days 12hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Mango - Bowen Seedling (Seedling)

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Update: 3247 days 12hrs

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Hass (A) (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 3247 days 13hrs

Fruiting Months September, October, November, December

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: fuerte

Organic Status:Organic


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Pink iona grapes (Grafted)

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3248 days 10hrs

Fruiting Months January, February, December

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Avocado - Sharwill (B)

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3248 days 10hrs

Planted: 2010

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Hass

Organic Status:Organic


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Jaboticaba Large Leaf

Magsgaz1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3249 days 9hrs

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Blueberry - Gulfcoast

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Update: 3261 days 10hrs

Height 200 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Biloxi

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Fremont

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Update: 3262 days 9hrs

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Ellandale

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Update: 3262 days 12hrs

Pollination: No


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Mandarin - Imperial

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Update: 3262 days 12hrs

Pollination: No


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